The Samsung Galaxy S is an Android
The Samsung Galaxy S is one of the slimmest smart phones out there, at just 9.9 mm thick. It is also very lightweight at 119 g making it a comfortable phone to hold and use. The front of the handset accommodates the huge 4 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. This superb feature offers display of on screen imagery which has to be seen to be believed. The high the display quality is a result of the pixel configuration of 480x 800 which has the ability display up to 16M colours. The screen is made from scratch resistant glass, and also features accelerometer and proximity sensors along with the useful Swype text input method.
Users of the Samsung Galaxy S have the ability to assign MP3 and WAV files as ring tones, which operates in conjunction with vibration. Thanks to a built in speakerphone system and 3.5mm audio jack, handsfree conversations can be carried out with ease.
Either 16 GB or 8 GB of internal storage is provided as standard depending on which model is purchased. Whilst the 8 GB of the basic model is sure to prove ample for the needs of most users, there is also expandable storage thanks to an integrated microSD card slot. This can accommodate a memory card of up to 32 GB which means users can potentially store their entire digital music collection on their phone, or a large number of any other files, be they music, videos, photos or documents etc.
A variety of connectivity options are included as standard with the Samsung Galaxy S. For connecting to cellular networks, class 12 versions of both EDGE & GPRS are utilised, whilst Internet access relies primarily on 3G coverage. This is courtesy of an HSDPA connection which offers speeds of up to 7.2 mega bytes per second. Whenever users have access to local wireless routers, they can enjoy a faster browsing experience thanks to full Wi-Fi connectivity. Bluetooth and micro USB connections also included which allow users to carry out a number of different tasks by connecting to other compatible hardware devices.
With the built in 5 mega pixel digital camera, users have the option of either taking still images for shooting video footage. Still images are of high quality thanks to the pixel resolution of 2592x 1944, and a variety of built-in image enhancing features such as touch focus and face & smile detection. As users want to shoot video footage, the camera boasts the ability to shoot in HD (720p). Thanks to DLNA compatibility users can stream there videos directly from their phones to a compatible TV meaning they can enjoy their handiwork in all its high definition glory on the big screen.
There is a long list of built in apps and features which all contribute to making the Samsung Galaxy S one of the most versatile